american http://wamc.org en "My Accidental Jihad" By Krista Bremer http://wamc.org/post/my-accidental-jihad-krista-bremer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Fifteen years ago, <a href="http://www.kristabremer.com/">Krista Bremer</a> would not have been able to imagine her life today: married to a Libyan-born Muslim, raising two children with Arabic names in the American South. Nor could she have imagined the prejudice she would encounter or the profound ways her marriage would change her perception of the world.</p><p>But on a running trail in North Carolina, she met Ismail. He was passionate and sincere—and he loved adventure as much as she did. From acquaintances to lovers to a couple facing an unexpected pregnancy, this is the story of two people—a middle-class American raised in California and a Muslim raised by illiterate parents in an impoverished Libyan fishing village—who made a commitment to each other without forsaking their own identities.</p><p>Krista Bremer tells the story in her new book, <em>My Accidental Jihad</em>.</p><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 89877 at http://wamc.org "My Accidental Jihad" By Krista Bremer "The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War" by Fred Kaplan http://wamc.org/post/insurgents-david-petraeus-and-plot-change-american-way-war-fred-kaplan <p> Fred Kaplan is a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and author of <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1451642636/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1451642636">The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1451642636" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p><p>Fred Kaplan broke the news of Paula Broadwell’s involvement in Petraeus’ resignation from the CIA in his “War Stories” column in Slate. Now, he draws on secret documents, private emails, and extensive interviews with more than one hundred key players, including Petraeus, to deliver many news-making revelations.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 55542 at http://wamc.org "The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War" by Fred Kaplan "The Network" by Lincoln Schatz http://wamc.org/post/network-lincoln-schatz <p>In <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1588343359/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1588343359">The Network: Portrait Conversations</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1588343359" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>, artist Lincoln Schatz offers a unique portrayal of contemporary American leadership and innovation. Representing government, business, science, technology, and culture, Schatz’ eighty-nine subjects include father of the Internet Vint Cerf, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Emmy Award-winning journalist Cokie Roberts, Republican strategist Karl Rove, and liberal heavyweight Vernon Jordan.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 55362 at http://wamc.org "The Network" by Lincoln Schatz Bunch of Amateurs by Jack Hitt http://wamc.org/post/bunch-amateurs-jack-hitt <p>Jack Hitt is a contributing editor to the <em>New York Times Magazine</em>, <em>Harper&rsquo;s</em>, and public radio&rsquo;s <em>This American Life</em>. He also writes for <em>Rolling Ston</em>e, <em>GQ</em>, <em>Wired</em>, and, <em>Garden &amp; Gun</em>. Thu, 24 May 2012 14:00:14 +0000 Joe Donahue 39713 at http://wamc.org Bunch of Amateurs by Jack Hitt